Sutter's surplus rises on tight expense management

By Beth Kutscher  |  December 16, 2014

Sutter Health, a 24-hospital system based in Sacramento, Calif., has continued to improve its operating performance through the first nine months of the year, cutting expenses to overcome nearly flat revenue growth.

Walgreen partners with MDLive to offer video visits

By Darius Tahir  |  December 08, 2014

Walgreen Co. is working with startup MDLive to offer video visits through the retail pharmacy chain's mobile app. The partnership with MDLive has the potential to dramatically expand Walgreen's telehealth platform on mobile devices.

Managing care between home and hospice

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 06, 2014

Sutter Health has developed an integrated delivery model that advises patients in the gray zone between treatable disease and terminal illness on how to make the transition to hospice while still delivering desired healthcare services in a home setting.

California Supreme Court declines to review Sutter data-breach case

By Sacramento (Calif.) Business Journal  |  October 28, 2014

The California Supreme Court dismissed a request to review a data theft class action against Sutter Health in one sentence, but the decision sends a bigger signal: there's no harm—or money to be had—unless there's evidence somebody used the stolen information.

Another year of pay hikes for non-profit hospital CEOs

Another year of pay hikes for non-profit hospital CEOs

By Rachel Landen  |  August 09, 2014

Despite public ire aimed at executives at not-for-profit healthcare systems because of their multimillion-dollar pay packages, their salaries and total cash compensation continued to rise at a far faster clip than average worker salaries in 2012—the most recent year with full data available.

Scripps Health's surplus rises in Q3

By Bob Herman  |  August 08, 2014

Investment gains combined with a tight rein on expenses raised the surplus of Scripps Health in the third quarter of its fiscal year, according to the San Diego-based system's most recent financial documents released Thursday.

California court halts $4 billion privacy suit against Sutter Health

By Sacramento (Calif.) Bee  |  July 22, 2014

A state appellate court Monday ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit that could have cost Sutter Health more than $4 billion when it ruled that millions of the healthcare system's patients had no right to sue over the theft of a computer with their personal, medical and insurance records on its hard...

Sutter Health sees surplus rise as expenses fall

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 13, 2014

Sutter Health, a 24-hospital system in Sacramento, Calif., reported a small dip in revenue for the first quarter of the year, largely because of less revenue from capitated contracts. The system currently treats 252,315 individuals on a capitated basis across its hospitals.

Ascension considers major insurance play

Ascension considers major insurance play

By Melanie Evans  |  May 22, 2014

Ascension Health is in talks to acquire an unnamed insurance company that operates in 18 states, which would be a significant escalation in the brewing shift among hospital operators toward the business of selling health plans.

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